Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) is warning of potential issues with crew travel during the official Papal visit to New York and Philadelphia from 24 to 27 September 2015.
Hotel rooms in the area are already fully booked ahead of the visit by Pope Francis, while the closure of key highways and bridges as well as reduced travel lanes and an estimated 150, 000-250, 000* additional vehicles travelling though New Jersey will cause road traffic disruption. Flights are also unavailable.
Vessel traffic at this time is not expected to be impacted during the Papal visit, with the exception of crew travel issues, but this could change as final security measures are announced.
ISS North & Central America will continue to monitor developments and keep its clients updated.
* Source: New Jersey Department of Transportation.
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Inchcape Shipping Services is the world’s leading maritime and cargo services provider. With some 300 proprietary offices in 69 countries, and a workforce of over 4, 000 the company’s diverse global customer base now includes owners and charterers in the oil, cruise, container and bulk commodity sectors as well as naval, government and inter-governmental organisations.
ISS provides landside commercial and humanitarian logistics, transit, offshore support, informational and other associated maritime services. The company also provides a growing range of outsourcing services including global crew and marine spares logistics; port hub agency management; and sophisticated Enterprise Resource Planning solutions through its subsidiary ShipNet.
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